Platform Software

Platform software is a combination of basic input-output system, device drivers, and operating system.

Hypervisor/Virtual Machine (VM)

A Hypervisor/Virtual Machine (VM) is the virtualization/emulation of a computer.

It, as an application in an OS, uses OS image to act as a separate computer.

Host is the OS that contains the VM while Guest is the OS that is installed to the VM.

Some VM examples:

Container Manager

Example of Container managers

  • Docker
  • Kubernetes


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